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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29623

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we have recently had days where the temperature has reached the mid-teens. Snowbanks that two weeks ago were three or four feet high have shrunk to a mere foot or so.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29611

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the vaccine drought is apparently behind us and (according to reports) we are about to be swamped with the stuff. There are currently some four dozen countries ahead of us when it comes to vaccine rollout performance but, if our leaders are to be believed, we should soon be rocketing up the charts.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29599

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the situation is beginning to look somewhat more positive. Weatherwise, we have been experiencing a run of extremely cold temperatures — but, thankfully, no where near the brutal conditions being faced by Senf further to the west.… Continue reading

DT 29587

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29587

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are experiencing some crisp winter weather. We have been waking up to temperatures around -20° C with a windchill close to -30° C.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29575

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Greetings from Ottawa, where a state of emergency has been declared and we (along with the rest of the province of Ontario) are under a stay-at-home order.… Continue reading

DT 29563

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29563

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Greetings from Ottawa, where we are into the second week of Lockdown 2.0. At the time it was imposed, Ottawa was an oasis of low infection amidst a sea of contagion and many questioned the need for the city to be subjected to these measures and were calling for at least an early end to the lockdown.… Continue reading

DT 29552

Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29552

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Greetings from Ottawa, where the traditional Christmas preparations are underway despite there being little prospect of celebrating the festivities with others. The vaccine has begun to be administered but it seems that it will be another six to nine months at least before life returns to any semblance of normality.… Continue reading

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Daily Telegraph Cryptic No 29540

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Greetings from Ottawa, where temperatures have been hovering around the freezing point. We have had a lot of cloudy, rainy weather that has pretty well washed away the snow that we got last month.… Continue reading